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Top Arts Humanities Courses in Bangalore: Find Admissions 2020 Rankings, Fees, Placements

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Arts and Humanities are a set of knowledge that can be traced back from the thirteenth century. Generally speaking, there is no single definition for arts, hence, anything that has creativity, emotion and wisdom can be considered as an art. It is an all-inclusive concept and has a wider scope.

Whereas, humanities are basically related to the nature, discipline and philosophy of man that surrounds from literature to political history.

As arts and humanities have been a core part in the development of a nation and society, it holds a major stand in the field of academics too. After completing matriculation, students move ahead into their desired field of study and designate themselves to be a student of that particular stream. The scope of Arts and Humanities is wide, as it includes each and every parameter taking place in society. 

There are a number of courses that students under Arts and Humanities can take. These courses help them define their focus towards the specific field of interest. 

The courses in this discipline can be broadly categorised in two dimensions. They are:

  1. Undergraduate courses and
  2. Postgraduate courses 

 Now, these courses can be again subdivided in the following fields of study.


Click here to see the list of top Arts and Humanities Colleges in Bangalore


 UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) English

Bachelor of Arts in English literature is a 3-year program. It specifically deals with the English literature and has a great advantage for students who wish to prepare for professional writing, advertising, journalism and publishing. Most of the colleges and universities in India offer this course of study.

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Hindi

Bachelor of Arts in the Hindi language is a 3-year graduation program. It emphasises on the Hindi language, which is also the official language of India. Students who wish to take up Hindi is their major language in terms of their profession can go for this course. 

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (All Languages)

Bachelor of Arts (All Languages) is a 3-year program where students, according to their interest in their desired language can take up the course. The fundamental aspects of that particular language are taken into consideration in this course.

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Journalism

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism is a 3-year degree program that specifically centres around the knowledge related to media-either print or electronic. It teaches the ways through which one can reach out to the masses for creating awareness or any other news and events.

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is a two-dimensional 3-year degree course. It studies the human mind, emotions and the different behaviours related to it. It is two-dimensional because students from Science stream can also pursue the same degree and that refers to B.Sc in Psychology. Students coming from commerce background can even take up the course. 

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Sociology

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology is an undergraduate level program for 3-years that studies the society from a wider angle. It researches on the pattern of society, social relationships and social interactions that happen in and around the society.

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Economics

Bachelor of Arts in Economics is a 3-year undergraduate program that studies the economy of a nation. The ways and means to calculate the national income, qualitative and quantitative aspects of the economy, macroeconomics and microeconomics, statistics and political economy.

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Music

Bachelor of Arts in Music is a course that comes under fine arts. This is also a 3-year undergraduate program. And speaking about music, this includes various forms of vocal music, instrumental music and also different forms of dance. It reaches the theoretical as well as a practical aspect to it.

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Performing Arts

Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts is a 3-year degree program that teaches the unique and creative ways to entertainment techniques. The ways to express emotions, different thought processes involved in it and the various ideas to engage the audience are some of the curriculum covered by this program.

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Bharatanatyam

Bachelor of Arts in Bharatanatyam is a full-time three-year degree course that involves the theoretical and practical aspects of the dance form. It teaches the rhythm and emotion involved in it. The facial expressions, the physical postures depicting various stances of the dance form, are all taught in this program.

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) History

Bachelor of Arts in History is a three-year undergraduate level program that specifically studies ancient history, the importance of history in understanding the present and also our past existence. This program teaches students not belonging to the Arts stream as well.

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Political Science

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science is one of the most sought for subjects for Arts students. This is also a three-year degree program that studies the political concepts of Indian as well as Western political thinkers, their theories and ideologies and how they can be related to the present political system.

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Geography

Bachelor of Arts in Geography is an undergraduate level program of 3 years. It emphasises on the study of the earth, land, sky, plateaus, water bodies, climate, latitude and longitude of a region. It studies the different changing features of the Earth that leads to changes in the world.

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Geology

Students admitted to the Bachelor of Arts in Geology need to study the composition of the Earth and its atmosphere. The natural forces like wind and water are responsible to give definite shape to the land. And it is all these phenomena that Geology teaches.

 

POSTGRADUATE COURSES

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) English

It is a two-year postgraduate course that helps polish and develops knowledge in English literature. It enhances the sense of writing with a more pragmatic side to it. It enables students to bring a flair in writing as well as understanding the deep thoughts used by poets or writers.

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) Hindi

Master of Arts in Hindi is a two-year post-graduate-level course where students willing to progress more in the Hindi language can undertake it. They enable themselves to be more advanced, in terms of the language, grammar and also in the understanding of the ideas.

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) (All Languages)

Master in Languages (All languages) is an advanced 2-year program that gives an in-depth knowledge of the specific language chosen. The history and present relevance is also taught. Students willing to take up any language gets into a detailed study about the history and existence of the language.

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) Journalism

Master of Arts in Journalism gives an insight into the aspects of journalism taught in the undergraduate program in modern media. This course also consists of 4 semesters, which sums up to 2 years. The different techniques of getting a hold in the media, advertising, journalism, etc. are taught here.

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) Psychology

Master of Arts in Psychology is a two-year post-graduate program that specialises in understanding the human mind and its related behaviors. Being able to read the thought processes of an individual through the behavior is what M.A in Psychology teaches.

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) Sociology

Master of Arts in Sociology provides a comprehensive study of the subject at an advanced level. It studies the relations of the society, its stratifications and interpretation in the real world. The society is made of different levels, and these levels are taught from the core in this course.

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) Economics

This post-graduate course provides an advanced level of understanding the economy of a nation. It comprises of training, calculating and evaluation of the statistics. Managing finance to develop the economy, tabulations and the tools to calculate the economic status is what this course is up to.

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) Music

Music is a dynamic discipline that offers a comprehensive study on the practice of Music. This is a two-year post-graduate program, at an advanced level, that flourish in their specific fields. This is a completely emotional field where students are taught to feel the vibrations of the music and gives a theoretical aspect to it.

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) Performing Arts

This advanced degree is a two-year post-graduate program where students specialise in their respective fields. It teaches them to explore themselves and experiment with their expressions. Apart from music, this course teaches about the varied art forms like dance, drama, etc. into great depth.

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) Bharatanatyam

 Bharatanatyam is a two-year post-graduate program that makes students learn about the sacredness of the dance form. Specifically inclined to this dance form, this course helps students to gradually cross the ladder step by step to express the art form completely.

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) History

The present cannot be complete without a history. So, this postgraduate course helps to deeply analyse the study of the past and relate that with the present. This subject goes into more detail which not only includes Indian history but history that changed the world, with different philosophies and concepts.

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) Political Science

This subject has a wide domain and Master of Arts in Political Science makes it more comprehensive and dynamic in research. This is also a two-year program. This subject has a wider scope as students can apply for any government jobs civil services etc. 

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) Geography

The structure of the earth, the features affecting the climate, the latitudinal and longitudinal extent of a region, all are studied by a student of M.A Geography. This course helps in a better understanding of the formation of the earth and its landscapes and teaches methods to overcome some geographical disasters.

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) Geology

This is also a two-year advanced level program that provides knowledge on the presence of the solid earth and the processes by which it is shaped and changed. Getting a grip on how the earth is functioning, is what this course is all about. 

Eligibility Criteria
Courses Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) English

Passing of 10+2 from a recognized board with English as a subject and minimum 50% in the qualifying exam

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Hindi & All languages

Passing of 10+2 from a recognized board with Hindi and another specified language as a subject

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Journalism

Passing 10+2 from a recognized board with a minimum of 50% in the qualifying exam

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Psychology

Passing of 10+2 from a recognized board with Psychology as a subject and minimum 50% in the qualifying exam

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Sociology

Passing of 10+2 from a recognized board with Sociology as a subject and minimum 50% in the qualifying exam

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Economics

Passing of 10+2 from a recognized board with Economics as a subject and minimum 50% in the qualifying exam

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Music

Passing of 10+2 from a recognized board with minimum 50% in the qualifying exam

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Performing Arts

Passing of 10+2 from a recognized board with minimum 50% in the qualifying exam

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Bharatanatyam

Passing of 10+2 from a recognized board with minimum 50% in the qualifying exam

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) History

Passing of 10+2 from a recognized board with minimum 50% in the qualifying exam

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Political Science

Passing of 10+2 from a recognized board with minimum 50% in the qualifying exam

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Geography

Passing of 10+2 from a recognized board with minimum 50% in the qualifying exam

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Geology

Passing of 10+2 from a recognized board with minimum 50% in the qualifying exam

Master of Arts (M.A.) English

Graduate in English or relevant discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks

Master of Arts (M.A.)  Hindi & All Languages

Graduate in Hindi (other languages as well) or relevant discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks

Master of Arts (M.A.) Journalism

Graduate in Journalism from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks

Master of Arts (M.A.)  Psychology

Graduate in Psychology from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks

Master of Arts (M.A.)  Sociology

Graduate in Sociology or from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks

Master of Arts (M.A.)  Economics

Graduate in Economics from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks

Master of Arts (M.A.) Music

Graduate in Music from a recognized university with a minimum 50% marks

Master of Arts (M.A.) Performing Arts

Graduate in Fine Arts from a recognized university with a minimum 50% marks

Master of Arts (M.A.) History

Graduate in History from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks

Master of Arts (M.A.) Political Science

Graduate in Political Science from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks

Master of Arts (M.A.) Geography

Graduate in Geography from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks

Master of Arts (M.A.) Geology

Graduate in Geology from a recognized university with minimum 50% marks
Master of Arts (M.A.) Bharatanatyam Graduate in Bharatanatyam from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks

 

Placement And Career

Placement services in colleges and universities have been a very important step to frame the career graph. Students of Arts and Humanities can get placed very well as a research scholar and many top recruiters come to offer such positions

Following are the career options for students of Arts & Humanities that are open for all:

  • Photographer

  • Educator

  • Editor

  • Graphic Designer

  • Fashion Designer

  • Historian

  • Musician

  • Writer

  • Sociologist

  • artist

     

Top Recruiters

Following are the list of top recruiters that offer good packages to students after completing their Master?s degree:

 

  • Reckitt Benckiser (I) Pvt. Ltd

  • Amazon

  • Vedanta

  • Cisco

  • Samsung

  • Honeywell

  • Dell and many more

Job Analysis

Professionally speaking, students who complete their Master?s degree can entitle themselves to the following job roles:

 

  1. Travel/Tourism Advisor- Responsible for advising clients related to travel and help client plan trips.

  2. Corporate Communications/Public Relations: Responsible for maintaining the reputation and standard of the brand and hold meetings with clients (national and international). 

  3. Content Writers/Copy Editors: Responsible for writing and editing content either on-page or off-page and be an important member of the editorial team.

  4. Training and Academic Coordinator: Helps to guide and train students in understanding the academic curriculum by meeting educational standards.

  5. Event Organizer: Helps to professionally organize an event within the given budget in a simplified and peaceful manner.

  6. Social Counsellor: Assisting clients on issues like abuse, domestic violence, physical abuse or even substance abuse. 

  7. Project Manager: Responsible for taking the lead in a project, starting from, outlining the need for the project, its objectives and creating awareness among the masses
Bachelor of Visual Arts (B.V.A.) Interior and Spatial Design
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Honours English
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) English, Political Science, History
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Economics, Media Studies, Political Science
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Honours Journalism
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Honours Economics
UG
Master of Arts (M.A.) English and Cultural Studies
PG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Journalism
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Journalism, Psychology and Optional English
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Communication and Media, English and Psychology
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Journalism, Psychology, English
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Psychology, Sociology, English
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Performing Arts, English, Psychology
UG
Master of Arts (M.A.) English with Communication Studies
PG
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) English Studies
PG
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) English
PhD
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Media Studies
PG
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Media Studies
PG
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Media Studies
PhD
Master of Arts (M.A.) Media and Communication Studies
PG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Theatre Studies, English and Psychology
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Music-Western Classical, Psychology, English
UG
Master of Arts (M.A.) Performing Arts
PG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Philosophy
UG
Master of Arts (M.A.) Philosophy
PG
Master of Arts (M.A.) Theology
PG
Master of Arts (M.A.) Theology of Religious Life
PG
Master of Arts (M.A.) Counselling and Spirituality
PG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Political Science, Economics, Sociology
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) History, Economics, Political Science
UG
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Economics, Mathematics, Statistics
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Psychology, Sociology, Economics
UG
Master of Arts (MA) Economics
PG
Master of Arts (M.A.) Applied Economics
PG
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Economics
PG
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Psychology
PG
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Psychology
PhD
Master of Arts (M.A.) Educational Leadership and Management
PG
Master of Arts (M.A.) Applied Sociology
PG
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Sociology
PhD
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Tourism (Honors)
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Tourism, History, Journalism
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A) Journalism, Optional English, Psychology
UG
Master of Arts (M.A.) Journalism
PG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Sociology, Economics, Psychology
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Journalism, Psychology, Economics
UG
Master of Arts (MA) English
PG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Political Science, Optional English, Journalism
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Psychology, Optional English, Journalism
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BVA) Visual Arts (Painting)
UG
Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) Graphic Design
UG
Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) Animation and Multimedia Design
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BVA) Visual Arts (Interior and Spatial Design)
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BVA) Visual Arts (Product Design)
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Criminology
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Journalism, Psychology, Computer Science
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Journalism, Political Science, English
UG
Post Graduation Diploma (PG Diploma) Film Acting
PG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Psychology, Journalism, Sociology
UG
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Digital Media Arts
UG
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Film
UG
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Creative Writing
UG
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Contemporary Art Practice
UG
Spoken Kannada
UG
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Contemporary Art Practice
PG
Master of Arts (MA) Animation and Visual Effects
PG
Master of Arts (MA) Creative Documentary Practice
PG
Master of Arts (MA) Curatorial Practices - Film, Media and Visual Arts
PG
Master of Arts (MA) Public Pedagogy and Art Practice
PG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Criminology / Psychology / Sociology
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Psychology / Marketing / Economics
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Psychology / Journalism / English
UG
Master of Arts (MA) Public History and Heritage Interpretation
PG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Political Science, Economics and Journalism
UG
Master of Arts (MA) Technology and Change
PG
Master of Performing Arts (MPA) Bharatanatyam
PG
Master of Performing Arts (MPA) Kuchipudi
PG
Master of Performing Arts (MPA) Kathak
PG
Master of Performing Arts (MPA) Mohiniyattam
PG
Master of Performing Arts (MPA) Odissi
PG
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) Kannada
PhD
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) Hindi
PhD
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) Performing Arts
PhD
Master of Arts (MA) Design in Education
PG
Master of Arts (MA) Experience Design
PG
Master of Arts (MA) Impact Entrepreneurship
PG
Master of Arts (MA) Visual Communication
PG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Criminology with Civil Service Coaching
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons.) Psychology, English,Sociology
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons.) Psychology, English,Economics
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons.) Psychology, English, Journalism
UG
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Social Sciences and Humanities
PhD
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Psychology, English, Journalism
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Psychology, Economics, Journalism
UG
Master of Arts (M.A.) Political Science
PG
Master of Arts (MA) Advertising and Public Relations
PG
Master of Arts (MA) Journalism and Communication
PG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Journalism (Hons)
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) History, Economics, Sociology
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) History, Economics, Journalism
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) History, Economics, Optional Kannada
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Journalism, Psychology, Optional Kannada
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Psychology, Journalism, Communicative English
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Political Science
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Psychology
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) History, Economics, English
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) History, Economics and Kannada
UG
Master of Arts (M.A.) Kannada
PG
Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) Painting
UG
Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) Applied Art
UG
Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) Sculpture
UG
Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) Printmaking and Art history
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) History, English, Sociology
UG
Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) Graphic Art
UG
Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) Art History
UG
Master of Visual Arts (MVA) Painting
PG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Journalism, Economics, Optional English
UG
Master of Visual Arts (MVA) Sculpture
PG
Master of Visual Arts (MVA) Graphic Art
PG
Master of Visual Arts (MVA) Applied Art
PG
Master of Visual Arts (MVA) Art History
PG
Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) Painting
Diploma
Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) Sculpture
Diploma
Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) Graphic Art
PG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Hons - Psychology
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Business Process Outsourcing
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Service Sector Management- (Honours)
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Economics, Sociology, Public Administration
UG
Post Graduate Diploma (P.G.D.) Film Acting
Diploma in Theatre Arts
Diploma
Diploma in Anchoring
Diploma
Diploma in Film Acting and Direction
Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Economics with Royal Economic Society (RES – UK) + Association of Certified Chartered Economists
UG
Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Music
UG
Master of Arts (M.A) Economics Integrated with Royal Economics Society, UK
PG
Master of Arts (M.A) Public Policy and Governance
PG
Master of Performing Arts (MPA) Classical Dance (Bharatanatyam)
PG
Master of Performing Arts (MPA) Karnataka Classical Music
PG
Postgraduate Diploma in Comparative Literature
Diploma
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) History, Journalism, Travel and Tourism
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Psychology, English Literature, Journalism
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Psychology, English Literature, Economics
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Psychology, English Literature, Communication Studies
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Psychology, Physical Education, Tourism
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Honours in Communication Studies
UG
Bachelor of Vocational (B.Voc.) Hospitality and Tourism
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) B.Ed.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Performing Arts (Music and Dance)
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) History, Economics, Tourism
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Political Science, Sociology, Optional English
UG
Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) Interior and Spatial Design (I & SD)
UG
Master of Arts (M.A.) Public Policy
PG
Bachelor of Arts(BA) History ,Economics,Kannada
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Sociology, Kannada, Journalism
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Sociology, Kannada, Political Science
UG
Bachelor of Arts (BA) History, Tourism Management, Computer Application
UG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Economics
UG
Master of Arts (M.A.) Development
PG
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Economics (Hons.)
UG
Bachelor of Performing Arts (Music)
UG
Diploma in Music
Diploma
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Journalism, Political Science, English Literature
UG
Master of Commerce (M.Com) Financial Analysis with CGMA
Master of Arts (MA) English Literature
PG

FAQs

Yes. Contrary to the popular belief that only the so called “STEM” degrees lead to a lucrative career, a degree in Arts and Humanities can lead to many lucrative careers such as art dealer, advertising professional, and fashion designer

Arts and Humanities have been one of the earliest fields in which humans pursued knowledge, and they continue to be relevant and useful in their own way.

Since Arts and Humanities involve a variety of disciplines such as performing arts, fine arts, mass communication, literature, psychology etc., one needs to check for individual fields to find institutions that are the best in each of these fields.

Since Arts and Humanities deal with emotions of people in general, some of the personality traits that help one to be successful in these fields are empathy, intuition, imagination, and creativity.

The fields of Arts and Humanities are associated with many aspects of our lives and some of the major career options include journalists, interior designers, graphic designers, policy makers with governmental and non-governmental organisations, and economists
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